Last week we signed a contract with Perrin Concrete Services for the 2009 Sidewalk and Concrete Repair contract for the City. This $150,000 contract includes all the concrete work that needs to be done in conjunction with street repairs like replacing curbs, gutters and driveway aprons along streets that are planned to be resurfaced. The funds also have to cover all sidewalk repairs, replacement and upgrades (to disability standards). $150,000 is a lot of money but given the amount of old sidewalks, curbs, and gutters we have, it goes fast. Roughly speaking it costs about $20 per linear foot to remove and replace old sidewalk and those feet add up quickly so as impressive as $150,000 sounds, unfortunately its impact isn’t nearly as dramatic.
The next time you’re out taking your dog for a walk, count your steps and figure that for every 2 steps you just spent $20 bucks. Walk around your block, you just spent $10,000 in new concrete. At this rate you can see why it’s hard to keep up with all of our infrastructure needs.
Perrin was the lowest bidder ($50,000 less than the highest bidder) and although they haven’t worked on the City’s contract in recent history they got very good reviews from the other cities where they’ve been working, including Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Tallmadge and Aurora. So we expect first rate work from these guys.
Here’s the details on what work they’ll be doing, including the list of streets where they’ll be working.
2009 Annual Sidewalk and Concrete Repair Contract
The City is beginning construction of the above referenced project, which includes work on several streets. The work will consist of removing and replacing existing concrete sidewalk, concrete drive aprons, concrete pavement and concrete curbing. A listing of the streets and the Sidewalk Project limits on each one will be provided on page two of this memo.
Traffic will be maintained on all streets during construction. Please note that there may be minor traffic delays on all affected streets throughout the project’s duration. The traffic delays usually last about 5 minutes but may vary depending upon the situation. It is anticipated that there will not be any road closures as a part of this project.
The following streets are a part of the 2009 Annual Sidewalk and Concrete Repair Program:
Street Name From To
Avondale Street Morris Road East end of street
Bowman Drive Vine Street Morris Road
East Elm Street S. Water Street Vine Street
Erin Drive Fairchild Avenue Kevin Drive
S. Francis Street Elno Avenue W. Main Street
Jessie Avenue Elno Avenue Longmere Drive
Kevin Drive Erin Drive Erin Drive
Silver Meadows Blvd Spaulding Drive Garth Drive
Vine Street East School Street Summit Street
**There will be a few individual work locations on Dansel Street and Harvey Street.
Please note that there will be additional work added to this project. These work areas will be sent via e-mail once they have been determined.
Background on the Annual Sidewalk and Concrete Repair Program
The Annual Sidewalk and Concrete Repair Program address deficiencies in both the City’s sidewalk system and in the City’s concrete curbs and streets. This program is a maintenance operation that mainly consists of removing and replacing deteriorated sections of sidewalk, drive aprons, concrete curbing and concrete pavement.
This program consists of but is not limited to the following type of work:
- Improving sidewalk and sidewalk ramps to meet ADA standards
- Remove and replace badly damaged or deteriorated sections of sidewalk, drive aprons and sections of curbing
- Remove and replace badly damaged or deteriorated sections of concrete pavement
- Repairing concrete items that have been damaged by City
- Repair of miscellaneous concrete items that may be a potential safety hazard to pedestrians
- Addressing concrete related complaints as submitted by the public
The majority of the concrete repair work is performed in conjunction with the Annual Street Program but is run as a separate project in order to secure better pricing on the concrete items so that more work can be completed with the provided funds